The Hum of the Drone

Bucha and Kiev get blasted by rockets
Widows and orphans – dead soldiers in lockets
Cruise missiles fall From Ukrainian skies
Putin’s foul mouth spewing nothing but lies

Train station platforms with panicked civilians
War crimes and weapons, with aid in the billions
Switchblades and Javelins see tanks with their eyes
Dead Russian generals provide food for the flies

Thrust on the world stage an actor turns hero
Europe is burning, as Putin plays Nero
Nuclear sabers, they rattle and clang
The world anxiously waits for that one final bang

The EU and NATO Fight Russian aggression
While Russian civilians live under suppression
Doomsday on doorsteps, a knock at the door
Mankind is dead on the living room floor

Sunflower seeds in dead soldiers’ pockets
White teeming maggots in bloody eye sockets
Children lie dead under rubble and stone
To the flutter of birds and the hum of the drone

Geoffrey Reilly is a skilled, passionate, and collaborative information designer and writer with over 30 years of experience in the software industry.  He lives in Warren, RI with his wife, two sons, and their dog, Pepsi.
In his spare time, he writes essays, poetry, and (every now and then) short stories.
You can find his creative endeavors on his blog site, Bending the Needle – Truth Hurts and on his personal website.

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